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    1. Thomson Reuters Brings Enhanced

      Thomson Reuters Brings Enhanced

      LONDON - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced further strategic enhancements to its BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to serve companies as they operate across borders and involve increasingly mobile, global boards. Thomson Reuters BoardLink has enhanced and adapted its functionality to include strategic business insight for directors, new corporate governance features like online votin

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    2. Anwar for developing, implementing good governance practices

      Anwar for developing, implementing good governance practices

      KARACHI: Yaseen Anwar, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), has stressed the need to develop and implement good governance practices in order to provide impetus to the economic growth, according to a statement on Thursday. Speaking at the fourth International CEO Summit titled “Growth in testing times: challenges and opportunities” and book launching ceremony of “100 Business Leaders of Pakistan” held at a local hotel, he said that good corporate governance regimes cannot be und

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    3. What Strategic Advisers Can Do For You

      What Strategic Advisers Can Do For You

      Advisers have a stake in your business's success and take on the responsibility of corporate governance. When you start a business, you rarely do it alone. Even if you don't have a partner, you seek outside advice from legal, financial, and industry experts and from the people who have been in your shoes before. Some of these people, especially those who advise you early on, will end up on your ...

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    4. Struggle In The Boardroom

      Struggle In The Boardroom

      The prospect of mandatory quotas for women on European company boards seems to have receded, but European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding’s campaign for quotas has pushed the issue of gender diversity firmly to the forefront of public debate. What happens next will depend as much on corporate leaders as on politicians. “There is indeed a glass ceiling for women in business,” says Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD’s Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy,” and the main

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    5. Corporate Raiders Beware: A Short History of the “Poison Pill” Takeover Defense

      Corporate Raiders Beware: A Short History of the “Poison Pill” Takeover Defense

      On Halloween, infamous corporate raider Carl Icahn showed up on Netflix’ doorstep with something designed to truly frighten those in charge of the troubled DVD-and-streaming-video giant: an announcement that he’d taken a nearly 10% share in the company, the opening move in a possible hostile takeover — or at least some sort of big shakeup — that would likely leave a lot of the current execs ...

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    6. GMI Ratings Governance Issue | The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

      The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) announced the appointment of another independent director, Mark Edward Tucker, effective Nov. 5. But Goldman has much further to go on improving its corporate governance. Mr. Tucker isn’t the ideal candidate. As the CEO of AIA Group Ltd., the insurance company that American International Group Inc. (AIG) spun-off in Asia, he is unlikely to have sufficient time to fulfill his duties for Goldman. This makes it challenging for the bank’s supervisors to tap into hi

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    7. Lack of attendance of independent dir worry corporate India

      Lack of attendance of independent dir worry corporate India

      India Inc's general corporate governance standards have improved in 2012 but the business community has miles to go before it can sleep especially when it comes to independent directors. That's the word from shareholder advisory firm InGovern Research. India Inc's general corporate governance standards have improved in 2012 but the business community has miles to go before it can sleep especially when it comes to independent directors. That's the word from shareholder advisory firm InGovern Rese

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    8. Average board size of top firms rises to 11 directors

      In order to maintain high corporate governance standard, an analysis done by a leading independent proxy research and analysis firm showed that Indian companies are beginning to take step in the right direction, with 100 companies forming part of Nifty and Nifty Junior indices having average board size of about 11 directors. Out of 100 companies analysed, 60 companies had a board size of 10-15 directors in 2011-12, a study conducted by InGovern Research Services showed. While more than 15 direct

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    9. Shamrock Holdings Urges Brink's Board To Explore Sale of the Company

      Shamrock Holdings Inc. (“Shamrock”), shareholder in The Brink’s Company, announced today that President Stanley P. Gold sent a letter to the Board of Directors urging the immediate consideration of strategic alternatives, including the sale of the company, in the wake of a five-year stock price decline of more than 60%, "years of empty promises and failed initiatives" and continuing deficiencies in corporate governance. Below is the text of Mr. Gold’s letter to the Brink’s board: November 2,

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    10. Netflix: Icahn Says Poison Pill 'Poor Corporate Governance'

      Netflix: Icahn Says Poison Pill 'Poor Corporate Governance'

      comments, called-out + Comment now + Comment now And now, the rebuttal. This morning, Netflix announced that it has adopted a poison pill shareholder rights plan as a defense against unfriendly attempts to take control of the company. The plan kicks in when an unwanted suitor’s ownership position hits 10%. As it happens, investor Carl Icahn last week revealed that he has acquired just shy of 10% of the company’s shares. Here’s Icahn’

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